If you ask any expert what laptop is the best in terms of quality, normally you get different answers. One of the reasons is that every user has different experience. Another reason is that each user experienced good or bad things with laptops in different times. In fact, there is no laptop model that was always positioned at the top of the list. This is one of difficulties in choosing a laptop with the best quality.
It is easy to notice that comparison in terms of the quality or reliability of laptops (manufacturers) is very similar to the comparison of any hi-tech devices, like, TV-sets, cellular phones, as well as, automobiles. New ideas, inventions, and technologies enable human-made things to evolve very fast and in different directions. Evidently, discovering similar underlying principles may help to ease a selective process.
Firstly, we need to accept an important fact why in eyes of different people the best models are different. The quality can be different for the same model because it depends on criteria that are set by evaluator. Secondly, nowadays there is a wide variety of laptops, such as, mini, netbook, desktop replacement, therefore, the comparison may be similar to comparing apples and oranges. Thirdly, the quality can be relative thing to a certain extend even without a sound basis because particular models may be preferable for some users due to an emotional attachment, not logical objective reasons.
Anyway, the good news is that the number of laptop manufacturers is not so big and there are almost the same major ones for a decade. Currently these are Dell, HP Compaq, Toshiba, Acer, Lenovo (IBM), Sony, Gateway, Apple, Asus, Samsung, Panasonic, Fujitsu. The existence hp ryzen 3 of many manufacturers is good because it means a stronger competition. A honest competition helps to create a perfect product otherwise monopoly would eventually lead to the degradation of quality.
Concerning particular models, if we define an average notebook in terms of performance and screen size it could be easy to build the list of models that are considered by most users as the best. For business needs, for example, the list could consists of such models as Lenovo ThinkPad, Sony VAIO Z Series, Dell Studio, HP Pavilion, Gateway NV7915u, Toshiba Satellite, Asus UL30VT. Please note, this list may change as time goes by, so that in 2011 this list should be updated.